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My Opinion of Red Table Talk with Jada Pinkett Smith

Jada Pinkett Smith has a new show on Facebook called Red Table Talk. Red Table Talk has become a well watched show where Jada has been very involved in talking about issues in people’s lives.

Smith also has her mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris and her daughter Willow Smith sitting with her, having talks with different known celebrities. Some of the special guests are August Alsina, Sheree Fletcher (Will Smith’s ex-wife), Gabrielle Union, Tiffany Haddish, Jaden Smith (Smith’s son) and her husband Will Smith, just to name a few.

This show has shown me how black families should communicate and how open they should be. My favorite episode her husband Will Smith, they talked about how their relationship evolved for 20 years.

Will explained how he came from a family where violence occurred between spouses and told Jada that they will not have that in their relationship. The Smiths explained that they will not yell in their arguments, they will not use profanity, and they will be all about family.


The Smiths even talked about how there were failures in their marriage, ungrateful moments, unhappiness, sacrifices, and pain. Through their 20 years they have grown together, and they have been working together to fix their relationship.

Jada Smith and her mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris talk about their addictions as well. Banfield-Norris talks about how she was addicted to heroin for years, and how she wants to be able to help anyone that she can. In that episode they include singer August Alsina, who was dealing with a Percocet addiction and Will Smith’s sister Ashley Marie, who is dealing with marijuana addiction.

Even though some topics are heavy, and some are light, they are always heart filled. I give nothing but praise to Jada Pinkett Smith for this wonderful idea of talking about different topics and having an array of guest on her show.

I believe that Red Table Talk has been a positive adventure that Smith really grasped. To me, this has been a gateway for families (especially black families who are not as open) to talk about their issues and know that it is okay.

All the way from body positivity, growing from self harm, loving yourself and all your flaws and accepting that you are human, we all go through it. I thank Jada Pinkett Smith for Red Table Talk and I hope and pray it continues for seasons to come.

Kiela Edmond

Salisbury '19

A senior at Salisbury University. Kiela loves food, traveling, and trying new things. It will always be a dream of hers to travel to Greece. She is an Exercise Science major that plans to work for the NFL or NBA. Kiela believes in body positivity! and loving yourself :)
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